Man arrested after elderly residents tied up and threatened in Gainsborough

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A man in his 30s has been arrested after a police appeal for information following two burglaries in Gainsborough over the weekend.

As previously reported, offenders tied up and threatened their elderly victims in two “cold and calculated” burglaries.

Elderly residents living alone were the victims in both incidents – a man in his 70s on Portland Terrace and a woman in her 80s on Ropery Road.

Detective Chief Inspector Pete Grayson, said: “Whoever has committed these appalling crimes is someone that we need to detain and quickly.

“This morning we will have an increased police presence in Gainsborough and will be knocking on people’s doors appealing for information.

“A team of detectives will be working on the investigation following up various lines of enquiry and reviewing CCTV.

“If you did see or hear anything suspicious last night or if you know who is responsible for these crimes please get in touch with me by calling 101 – your information could greatly improve our investigation.

“Finally can I please ask that if you live in the area and have elderly neighbours or family members in the town please visit them, check they are ok and call the police if you have any concerns.”

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